Monday, December 21, 2009

Season's Greetings in New York


'Tis the season of giving, being with loved ones and family and also, enjoying all of the activities that New York City has to offer which is too numerable to mention here. But I will name a few of my favorite things, such as, the Christmas lighting at Rockefeller Center that starts the festivities. Then, off we go to see George Balanchine's The Nutcracker performed by the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center. Another fun event for children is to watch the Big Apple Circus and Bello is Back! The kids really love Grandma the Clown. I guess we all love our grandmothers. They have a special place in our hearts.

A way to usher in the Winter Solstice is to listen to Paul Winter's ensemble at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and celebrate the return of the sun after the longest night of the year which is tonight. Musical magic inspires all who come from all over the world to see this magnificent performance and worth the trek through the foot high snow. Yes, this year we New Yorkers will have a White Christmas roasting chestnuts over the fire listening to Nat King Cole's beautiful voice in the background.

This is just a slice of festive life around the holidays that I wanted to share with you. I wish all of you a New Year filled with joy, love, laughter, fun, adventure and prosperity!